M.M. asks from Frisco, TX on January 17, 2011
Excessive Blinking and Eye Rolling Right
I would like to know if anyone had had this experience with their child. My son 6, two days ago started blinking a lot and inbetween blinks his eyes would roll to the right, like a swift shift up and over, before that he was complaining of itchy watery eyes and burning, on and off. Went to his ped, got referred to opt. went there and was given eye drops and to document what is happening and wait and see. This is not a good feeling. We also notice this happens more when he is watching tv howver is has happened when is is playing. ANy advise would be great. thanks
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I have made an app with a neuro doc but it is a month from so. So we have decided to give this another day, if this persists, we are going back to the ped doc. thanks for the replies We will have an eeg done soon, we hope we get some answers. Thank you all for your replies.
A.M. answers from Dallas on January 17, 2011
it might be a tic. my niece started doing this around 6 or 7 and the more my sister pointed it out, the more she would do it. after everyone stopped correcting her about it, she outgrew it. took about a year - during the time wight before she stopped - my nephew started doing it too..his stopped sooner though as no one commented on it.
maybe his eyes are super dry....try a humidifier also during these winter months. my eyes are super dry and i blink a lot and have to use drops during the winter months.
H.D. answers from Dallas on January 17, 2011
B. answers from Augusta on January 17, 2011
sounds like a small seizure.
My friend's daughter the same age was doing this , and hers started happening more and more.
It ended up that she had a double ear infection and a sinus infection and it had over loaded her little system.
N.W. answers from Dallas on January 18, 2011
I agree it could be an absence seizure or a tic. Chronic strep or PANDAS can cause tics. Sometimes virus or vaccination can cause seizures.
J.B. answers from Dallas on January 19, 2011
You have some good responses.... it could be a tic. My husband and both my son's have tourette's and they all blink the eyes... my oldest son also rolls the eyes. With tourettes if you make comments or when the child is stressed the blinking should happen more and subside if ignored. My youngest blinks incenstly (sp?) when watching tv. The doctor won't diagnose tourette's unless it's been going on for more then a year.
K.P. answers from Dallas on January 18, 2011
Hi, my 5 yr old girl does this. It drives me crazy. She says it just feels good and it "stretches" her eyes. When she was even younger, she would squeeze her eyes tight and blink excessively. We have just determined that it is dehydration (she doesn't drink a whole lot....that drives me crazy too!) and staring too long at her game system or my iphone. Kids (and adults) don't blink enough when playing games or staring at their phones. That plus being tired and a little lacking in liquid cause her to blink more and "stretch" her eyes. We took her to both doctors and she was fine. They dialated her eyes and everything. So, it is just a phase hopefully she'll grow out of and in the meantime I give her eyedrops. She can not stand the them though and they are a struggle. It gets so much better after I get them in her though. Blessings.